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'''Nine Inch Nails''' (abbreviated '''NIN'''; stylized as '''NIИ''') is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer (music)|producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of the group and remains solely responsible for its direction. Nine Inch Nails' music straddles a wide range of genres. After recording a new album, Reznor usually assembles Nine Inch Nails live performances|a live band to perform with him. The touring band features a revolving lineup that often rearranges songs to fit a live setting. On stage, Nine Inch Nails often employs visual elements to accompany performances, which frequently include light shows. Underground music audiences warmly received Nine Inch Nails in its early years. Reznor produced several highly influential records in the 1990s that achieved...
OriginCleveland|Cleveland, Ohio, US
Years active1988–present
Past membersList of Nine Inch Nails band members#Former members|Former members
Url{{Allmusic|class=artist|id=p5033|pure_url=yes}}| title = Nine inch Nails > Charts & Awards| publisher = AllMusic| accessdate = August 15, 2009}} and Nine Inch Nails discography|their entire catalog has reached record sales exceeding over 20 million albums worldwide, with 10 million sales certified in the United States alone. In 1997, Reznor appeared in ''Time (magazine)|Time'' magazine's list of the year's most influential people, and ''Spin'' magazine described him as "the most vital artist in music."{{Cite journal| url =,9171,986206-18,00.html| title = Time's 25 most influential Americans| journal = Time (magazine)|Time| publisher = Time Inc. (Time Warner)| date = April 21, 1997| volume = 149| issue = 16| page = 66| accessdate = April 15, 2008}}
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